Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank the hero who killed robo calls

We would like to thank whoever shot down all those robo phone calls and the live phone calls asking us to vote for a candidate for public office. Not one phone call did we receive from any candidates this year. By not jumping up between 5 and 8 p.m. each night meant that we could eat our supper in peace. So our heartfelt thanks to the person or persons who shot down those supper time political phone calls that have been ruining our suppers for many years. And if you should ever decide to run for public office, you have our votes, but please don’t call us every night during the election campaign asking us to vote for you.

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Letter: Pitts viewpoint valuable to public

I must disagree with your reader who believes that Leonard Pitts “contributes nothing” to your newspaper. I have always found Mr. Pitts’ columns to be insightful, well reasoned, and informative. I do not always agree with his point of view, but I try to understand it. Nearly always, he presents facts and experiences that help clarify why he feels the way he does.

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Letter: Why Electoral College works

Obviously, the Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they established the Electoral College for electing a president. In this past election, if you remove both candidates’ vote totals for New York, California and Illinois, Donald Trump is suddenly ahead by about 5 million votes. Almost half of Hillary Clinton’s electoral votes came from these three states. Trump won about two-thirds of the 50 states. Do we want a handful of states electing the president?

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Letter: United Way needs support more than ever

With Hurricane Matthew in our rearview mirror, it’s easy to think life is getting back to “normal.” The reality is, the need in our community is greater than ever before and those who have never needed assistance in the past are now finding themselves in situations they in no way imagined.

Videos

Beaufort lights its Christmas tree during 31st Night on the Town

The crowd reacts as the tree is lit during the 31st annual Night on the Town on Friday, December 2, 2016, in Downtown Beaufort.
Delayna Earley dearley@beaufortgazette.com
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Beaufort lights its Christmas tree during 31st Night on the Town

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Meet Taste of the Season guest chef Matt Moore

Singers from local elementary, Maya Smith highlight Bluffton tree lighting 0:56

Singers from local elementary, Maya Smith highlight Bluffton tree lighting